Condom Use

Condoms are one of the most common ways of protection against unwanted pregnancies and STD's amongst youth.
They are available for both males and females and both are used differently as seen below.

Male Condoms

The male condom If used correctly and consistently a condom can prevent pregnancy, HIV and other STIs. Works by forming a barrier that keeps sperms out of the vagina, preventing pregnancy. Also keeps infections in semen on the penis or in the vagina from infecting the other partner.

Key messages

  • Male condoms help protect from STIs
  • Require correct use with every act of sex for greatest e�fectiveness
  • Require both male and female partner notification

Female Condoms

If used correctly andconsistently a condom can prevent pregnancy, HIV and other STIs.

Key messages

  • Female condoms help protect from STIs
  • Require correct use with every act of sex for greatest e�fectiveness
  • A woman can initiate female condom use
  • May require some practice

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